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Lisa M. Anderson

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Faculty Head, Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Biography
Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Research Interests

Lisa Anderson received her A.B from Mount Hoyoke College, M.A from Smith College, and Ph.D. in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Washingotn.  Her current research interests include the performance of gender; race, gender and sexuality in popular culture; feminist semiotics and phenomenology . Her most recent book, Black Feminism in Contemporary Drama , was published by University of Illinois Press in 2008.  She is currently working on a project on black women, power, and representation in television. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on feminist theory, film, representation, and performance in WGS.

Research Interests

Semiotics; intersections of race, gender, and sexuality; African American LGBT studies

Publications

Books

  • Anderson, Lisa M. Black Feminism in Contemporary Drama. University of Illinois Press, 2008.
  • Anderson, Lisa M. Mammies No More: Images of Black Women on Stage and Screen.  Rowman and Littlefield, 1998.

Articles

  • Anderson, Lisa M. “What Kind of Legacy? Between Cultural Assimilation and Race Consciousness,” Semiotics 2013, p. 175-184
  • Kuan, Chwen-Woan and Anderson, Lisa M. "Rewriting Historical Narratives: Adrienne Kennedy's Historic Interventions." Performance Research 12.3 (2007).
  • Krasner, David, Anderson, Lisa, George-Greaves, Nadine, Harris, John, Lewis, Barbara, Miller, Henry, Young, Harvey. "African American Theatre." Theatre Survey v. 47, n3, 2006, p. 192.
  • Anderson, Lisa M. “When Race Matters:  Reading Race in Richard III and Macbeth,” in Colorblind Shakespeare: New Perspectives on Race and Performance, ed. Ayanna Thompson.  NY:  Routledge, 2006, p. 89-102.
  • Anderson, Lisa M. "Violence, Tragedy, and Race in Kia Corthron's Wake Up Lou Riser." Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 2005, v. 19, n.2, p. 71-84.
  • Anderson, Lisa M. "Thelma "Butterfly" McQueen". Notable American Women (2004).
  • Anderson, Lisa M. "From Blackface to 'Genuine Negroes':  Nineteenth Century Minstrelsy and the Icon of the 'Negro,'" in Theatre Research International, 21  no. 1 (Spring 1996): 17-23.
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 498Pro-Seminar
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 590Reading and Conference
WST 592Research
WST 593Applied Project
WST 599Thesis
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 795Continuing Registration
WST 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 240Physical Activity
WST 378Global Feminist Theory
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 498Pro-Seminar
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 592Research
WST 593Applied Project
WST 599Thesis
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 691Seminar
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 795Continuing Registration
WST 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 590Reading and Conference
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 240Physical Activity
WST 300Women & Gender Contempry Soc
WST 460Women and the Body
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 701Resrch Design & Prop Dev
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 498Pro-Seminar
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 501Foundational Feminist Thought
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 795Continuing Registration
WST 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 590Reading and Conference
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 380Race, Gender, and Class
WST 470Gender and Popular Culture
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 394Special Topics
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 498Pro-Seminar
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 701Resrch Design & Prop Dev
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 795Continuing Registration
WST 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 590Reading and Conference
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 602Mapping Intersections Gender
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 420Women of Color in Film
AFR 492Honors Directed Study
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 598Special Topics
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 691Seminar
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 795Continuing Registration
WST 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 602Mapping Intersections Gender
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 394Special Topics
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 691Seminar
WST 790Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 795Continuing Registration
WST 799Dissertation
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 790Reading and Conference
Presentations

Conference Papers and Presentations:

  • Anderson, Lisa M. “From the Screen to the Street: Black Queer Social Media Activism,” Caribbean Philosophical Association, Riviera Maya, Mexico, June 2015
  • Anderson, Lisa M. “Transgressing Genomics: Feminist Interventions into the Science of ‘Difference,’” National Women’s Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2014
  • Anderson, Lisa M. “Looking Through the Middle Passage: Population Genomics, Genealogy, and Race,” Caribbean Philosophical Association, St. Louis, June 2014
  • Anderson, Lisa M. “What Kind of Legacy? Between Cultural Assimilation and Race Consciousness,” Semiotic Society of America Annual Conference, October 2013
  • Anderson, Lisa M. “Your African Ancestry (?): Understanding (or not) Genomics and Ancestry,” Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists Annual Conference, May 2013
  • Anderson, Lisa M. and Martinez, Jacqueline M. "Cultural and Familial Heritage in Racially Divisive Contexts: A Communicology of Intergenerational Masking and Memory." International Association for Semiotic Studies (Oct 2012).
  • Anderson, Lisa M. "Communicology as Feminist Research Method." Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists Annual Conference (May 2011).
  • Dorothy Chansky, Heather Nathans, et. al. "Just Out 2: Minding the Gaps, or, How We Fill the 'Holes' in American Theatre History.". Associaion for Theatre in Higher Education Annual Conference (Aug 2009).
  • Anderson, Lisa. "Black Feminist Theatre: A Look Back." Women in Theatre Annual Preconference (Jul 2004).
Professional Associations
National Women's Studies Association Caribbean Philosophical Association Semiotic Society of America Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists
Service
  • NIH SEIR Study Section (grant proposal review), Early-Career Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Graduate Committee, Chair (Graduate director) (2010 - 2013)
  • Institute for Humanities Research, Advisory Board Member (2008 - 2013)
  • Graduate Committee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Graduate Committee, Member (2008 - 2010)
  • Institute for Humanities Research, Advisory Board Member (2008 - 2010)
  • Personnel Committee, member (2008 - 2009)
  • Search Committee: SWBI, Chair (2006 - 2006)
  • Graduate committee, School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Academic Senate Personnel Committee, Member (2002 - 2006)
  • CLAS Senate/Academic Senate, Senator (2000 - 2006)
  • Women and Theatre Program, List Manager (1995 - 2005)
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Keynote Speaker, Fall Luncheon (2005 - 2005)
  • Meridians, Reviewer (2004 - 2004)
  • Oxford University Press, Reviewer (2004 - 2004)
  • National Communication Association, Chair, Semiotics and Communication Commission (2003 - 2003)
  • Oxford University Press, Book proposal reviewer (2003 - 2003)
  • Black Theatre Association/ATHE, Publications Committee (2001 - 2002)
  • Semiotics and Communication Commission, National Communication Association, Vice-Chair Elect (2001 - 2002)
  • Semiotic Society of America, Executive Committee (1999 - 2002)
  • Casa Mesa Estates Youth Program, Lecturer (2002 - 2002)